I'd love to start with a 'hi, i'm new!' opening, but i think my post count of '1'would have done that already, so i'll skip the intro.
For some reason, I have always been attracted to the Samsung brand for just about everything. Furthermore, I have recently started acquiring some interest in photography, but not on the level to warrant a DSLR yet.
However, the recent emergence of 'hybrid cameras' which fall in the grey area between high-end compact and budget DSLR has also got me interested, and the Samsung NX10 has caught my eye for quite some time. Am actually seriously considering getting this camera during COMEX to take advantage of any discounts.
I have seen some shots of the Samsung NX10 in this forum, and most owners generally agree that the picture quality can rival entry-level DSLRs even though it has a slightly smaller sensor. As as far as i can see, the NX10's 100% crops arent as sharp as I would have liked, but they are still very passable.
But the more important question is, what are the shortcomings of the NX10 besides weak contrast detection, and will an NX10 with an 18-55mm (f 3.5-5.6) lens and a 15-200mm (f5-5.6) make a decent kit for a beginner/amateur photographer? Also taking into consideration that I 'may' be using this camera for media events. The office camera feels very 'alien' to me, and most photographers have said that feeling uncomfortable with one's gear is a sure sign that things are not going to be good.
*Note: I have no intention of getting the Samsung 30mm pancake lens, even though it is arguably the most popular lens for the NX10. Fixed-focus lens are not suited for me.
EDIT: Also, does anyone know if the NX5 is sold locally?